Commuting

Commuter Traffic

The American Commute Is Getting More Expensive

The average cost of commuting in the United States rose by 35 percent since last year, according to a new report.

July 18, 2022 - Axios

Nighttime bus interior with one rider standing by door

Transit Ridership Continues Slow Recovery

Even as gas prices rise, ridership on many public transit systems continues to remain well below pre-pandemic levels.

July 17, 2022 - Marketplace

Seattle Bus

Transit Use Down, Remote Work Up in Seattle

Fewer workers in downtown Seattle are taking public transit to work thanks in large part to an ongoing move to remote work.

March 24, 2022 - Seattle Times

Alstom Train

New York's Commuter Rail Ridership May Never Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels

Shifting commute patterns and the popularity of remote work could pose an existential threat to the New York City region's commuter rail services.

February 2, 2022 - The New York Times

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Priority Plan To Expand Bus Lanes and Improve Service

A new plan from DDOT describes 51 bus priority projects aimed at improving service and making transit accessible to more D.C. commuters and residents.

January 7, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Cars in the snow

Snowstorm That Stranded Thousands Prompts Questions About Auto-Centric Development

After thousands of motorists spent over a day on a snowbound Virginia highway, experts are warning that auto-centric sprawl will worsen the impacts of extreme weather events.

January 6, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Bus Stop

Transit Agencies Direct Resources to Core Ridership

As commuter ridership continues to lag due to the pandemic, transit systems are adjusting to better serve the essential workers and transit-dependent households who need them the most.

January 5, 2022 - Wired

Regional Transit

Remote Workers: The New Supercommuters

Workers who moved away from their jobs during the pandemic are adjusting to longer commutes as employers start asking them to return to the office.

December 29, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Miami Bus

To Fight Climate Change, Support Public Transit

Electric cars may garner a lot of attention these days, but significantly reducing carbon emissions and urban congestion means investing in high-quality mass transit.

November 5, 2021 - The Verge

New York Public Transit

Transit Riders Want An Improved Experience Post-Pandemic, Survey Says

A survey of public transit users indicates riders want to see more tech features that improve their experience, such as trip planning and improved payment platforms.

October 6, 2021 - Governing

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